Commencement Ceremony 2019


Event Date:
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Event Location:
David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Event Audience:
* General Public
* Facutly/Staff
* Current Students

Commencement Mass

The Commencement Mass will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Room 406 (4th Floor) of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Graduates do not need to robe for mass.  A continental breakfast will follow the mass in the lobby outside of Room 406.


Commencement Live Stream

Duquesne University will broadcast the ceremony via the Commencement live stream.



Parking is available at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for $13.


Guest Entrance and Seating

Family members and guests should enter the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on the East Lobby side.  The Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom is accessible from the convention center's parking garage. If special seating accommodations are required, please contact Ella Kwisnek, Assistant Dean of Students, by Friday, May 17, 2019. The School of Law will reserve up to 10 seats. 


Graduation Line-Up

All graduates must be in Rooms 302-305 of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center by 10:15 a.m. for robing and line-up.  If a graduate rented a hood from the School of Law, it will be placed on your chair in Room 302 the day of the ceremony.  All graduates who purchased a hood from the Duquesne University Barnes & Noble Bookstore will be notified when pickup is available (approx. May 7th).


Commencement Reception

Graduates and their guests are invited to attend a Commencement Reception immediately following the ceremony on the 3rd Floor Concourse of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.


Ceremony Photography

A photographer will be present at the ceremony to take photgraphs of your special moment of recognition.  Prints may be ordered by completing the photo form.


Diploma Framing

School of Law diploma frames are available at the University Barnes & Noble Bookstore.